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  • 05 Dec 2012
    UNV celebrating the International Volunteers Day

    Sana'a, The United Nations Volunteers Program in Yemen celebrated the International Volunteer Day under the slogan of “Volunteer Work Counts” on Wednesday, December 5.

  • 05 Dec 2012
    Partnership and cooperation with Iraq’s Parliament

    UNDP and the Council of Representatives signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 2 December 2012 that defines their future cooperation and partnership.

  • 05 Dec 2012
    Helen Clark: International Volunteer Day (IVD)

    Today, on International Volunteer Day 2012, we celebrate the commitment that volunteers bring to making the world a better place, and the impact they have.

  • 04 Dec 2012
    UNDP Administrator visits Baghdad to reinforce partnership and cooperation with the Iraqi people

    Baghdad - Ms. Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group concluded a three day visit to Baghdad.

  • 04 Dec 2012
    Helen Clark: NDRC’s Side Event on South-South Co-operation and Climate Change

    Remarks by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator NDRC’s Side Event on South-South Co-operation and Climate Change

  • 03 Dec 2012
    Competition for the design of the cover of "The Arab Water Report 2013"

    Up to this date, two reports have been issued in the Arab Knowledge Reports’ series. The first report is “Arab Knowledge Report 2009: Towards Productive Intercommunication for Knowledge

  • 03 Dec 2012
    Prioritizing Darfur: The 2012 Darfur Joint Assessment Mission

    The signing of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) between the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) and the Government of Sudan in July 2011 brought with it a new impetus for recovery and reconstruction in the Darfur region.

  • 03 Dec 2012
    “I am from South Kordofan”: Peace Ambassadors Spread the Message

    Khartoum - The Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme has implemented a large-scale peace building project in both Khartoum and five localities in South Kordofan State, which aimed to provide a broad radio sensitization and outreach campaign to a populace which very much needs to hear it.

  • 03 Dec 2012
    UNDP Administrator addresses the press on her visit to Iraq

    It is a pleasure to be here in Baghdad – my first visit – as UNDP Administrator – and to be here at a critical time in Iraq’s history. Iraq has regained its full sovereignty and assumed its rightful place in the international community of nations.

  • 02 Dec 2012
    Sima Bahous: The Conference of Social Affairs Ministers of the League of Arab States on MDG's

  • 30 Nov 2012
    Increasing access to sustainable energy - OFID contributes to UNDP’s initiative on renewable energy in Gaza

    Jerusalem – The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme signed an agreement worth USD529,300 to co-finance the Renewable Energy Generation through Solar Panels project in the Gaza Strip.

  • 29 Nov 2012
    UNDP opens data on over 6,000 projects in transparency drive

    New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new online portal allowing open, comprehensive public access to data on UNDP's work in 177 countries and territories, fulfilling a commitment to full transparency by 2013 above and beyond international standards

  • 29 Nov 2012
    Alia Al-Dalli: Arab Governance Week

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, this has been a long journey. But, it has not concluded. It commenced with acts of civil resistance against colonialist powers, continued on 17 December 2010 with the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, sustained by contagion of protest throughout the region, and maintains an uninterrupted flow in the streets of Cairo and elsewhere. As has been noted throughout our event, transitions are fluid and non-linear.

  • 28 Nov 2012
    More top footballers to join UNDP's 10th annual Match Against Poverty

    Geneva —The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced the addition of more world-renowned footballers – including Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, Djalma Feitosa Dia of Brazil, Fernando Hierro of Spain and Fernando Couto of Portugal – to the already star-studded team which will play in UNDP’s 10th Annual Match Against Poverty.

  • 26 Nov 2012
    Strengthening health systems in Sudan

    At the Central Medical Supplies warehouse in North Khartoum: 2.7 million USD worth of medical equipment was officially handed over from UNDP to the federal and State Ministries of Health. The equipment donated by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, included Lab and IT equipment as well as 22 vehicles to upgrade andsupport 19 Medical Laboratories, 5 Rural Hospitals and 25 Health Care Centers across the country. The vehicles and IT equipments are intended to strengthen the health management teams at the locality levels.

  • 25 Nov 2012
    Clean-up campaign in Kurani Ainkawa

    UNDP Iraq gathered over 100 children from Kurani Ainkawa to clean-up their neighbourhood. Kurani Ainkawa is a poor and socially conservative area at the heart of Erbil. UNDP Iraq is supporting the community to improve its accessibility to basic and social services and improve its socio-economic opportunities.

  • 22 Nov 2012
    An Iraqi Plan for a Better Future

    A National Development Plan Conference was held in Erbil from 11-13 November to develop a unified vision for the future of Iraq. The Government of Iraq is revising the current National Development Plan 2010-2014 to better reflect the emerging development priorities for the period 2013-2017.

  • 20 Nov 2012
    Assi El Hellani: Live Lebanon Goodwill Ambassador

    In cooperation with BBAC, the United Nations Development Programme announced on the 19th of November the famous Lebanese Singer, Mr. Assi Hellani, as one of Live Lebanon’s Goodwill Ambassador at the Moevenpick hotel in Beirut.

  • 19 Nov 2012
    Secretary-general's remarks on the first anniversary of the conclusion of the Yemen peace and transition agreement, Sana'a, Yemen

    I am very pleased to be here today, nearly a year after you concluded the historic agreement for a peaceful transition in Yemen. I am honoured to be able to see for myself your remarkable achievements. I recall my meeting with President Hadi this past September at the United Nations in New York, and I highly commend his leadership. Yemen is a diverse society with an astonishingly rich history and culture. It is a dynamic country whose people deserve prosperity, stability and security.

  • 12 Nov 2012
    Empowering the Iraqi civil society

    UNDP held a Grant Guidelines Workshop for 25 pre-qualified Iraqi Civil Society Organizations at the Iraqi Council of Representatives.